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who could go violent. we don't have that type of a threat in the united states. but we do have one. that's pretty of cour pretty p obvious. we have taken too heightly danger of the propaganda in the united states and the extent to which the mosques in the united states can reinforce these attitudes. so it's something that requires a lot more effort on the part of the bureau. >> paul: what are the triggering episodes that inspire a young muslim american to go over to al-qaeda? i'm thinking in particular of this recent somali episode, because it seems that some of them were radicalized if that is the right word by the invasion by ethiopia of somalia in 2007 that the united states supported. can it be one event like that? >> yes. there are many factors that come into play and there has been excellent studies looking at islamic militants, particularly those in europe. and you do tend to esee a pattern. first, there tends to be something deeply personal that strikes that believer and it r radicalizes him and makes him believe that the muslim community at large, what is almost a virtual
militants who could go violent. we don't have that type of a threat in the united states, but we do have one, i mean, that's pretty obvious and i think we have taken a little bit too lightly, the dangers of islamic militant propaganda in the united states. the extent to which mosques in the united states can reinforce that-- these attitudes. so, it is something that requires a lot more effort, i think, on the part of the bureau. >> what are the triggering episodes that inspire a young, young muslim americans to go over to al-qaeda? and i'm thinking in particular of this recent somali episode because it seems to some of them were radicalized, if that's the right word, by the invasion of ethiopia of somalia in 2007 which the united states supported. can it be just one event just like that? yes, i mean, there are many factors that obviously come into play and there have been some excellent studies looking islamic militants, particularly those affiliated in europe, and you do tend to see a pattern and that first of all, there tends to be, there's something deeply personal that strikes the believ
would be investigated. this is one many flawed parts of the resolution. the united states will remain a true friend to our ally, israel. so let us call for an open and honest debate with the reputable justice goldstone. let us not act in haste to pass a resolution that in no way achieve our ultimate goal of achieving a lasting peace for israelis and palestinians. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from minnesota is recognized. mr. ellison: may i inquire as to the time remaining? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has one 3/4 minutes remaining. mr. ellison: i yield one minute to the gentleman from massachusetts. >> i ask permission to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> this resolution should not be coming before us. there is an anti-israel bias in the united nations, but it should be the responsibility of every member of this house to bring it back to the peace talk table. this resolution does not do that. this resolution heightens the rhetoric of division. regardless of what you think of the goldstone report, it makes an
of the united states to take a look at your antitrust exemption. york $8 billion organization has not taken seriously responsibility to the players. a fact of the matter is, if yes, people want to play. they are going to be injured and we know that no matter what kind of helmet you build, no matter what kind of equipment that you have, it is a dangerous sport. people are going to be injured. the only question is, what you going to do -- are you going to pay the injured player and their family for the injuries that they have received and how can you be a multi-billion operation? se profits, but i think the responsibility of this congress is to take a look at that anti--trust exemption that you have. in my estimation, take it away. i yield back the balance of my time. >> i thank the gentlewoman for her modest suggestions. [laughter] the chair recognizes howard from north carolina. >> thank you, mr. chairman. what does the alumni association have to say to active pro, college and high school players about the importance of early and completely presenting to team physicians any sims that may ha
that we have had the highest deficit in the history of the united states, $1. trillion, -- the $1.4 trillion, the pelosi plan comes in weighing at $1 trillion. when we just got unemployment figures back, think about this, the president with an 8.5% unemployment rate pushes upon the congress a $787 billion stimulus bill and now unemployment has gone from 8.5% to 10.2% and in so many other pockets of america it's 14%, 15% and 16%. where are the jobs? why have we taken the focus off the main thing, the economy? why are we going down the track of government takeover of health care? and massive mandates on individuals, doctors and small businesses? just like china. mr. speaker, 1,900 pages, it's ridiculous. the republican alternative, which is not even half, not even 25%, but i'd say maybe 15% in size, weighing in at say maybe a mere $1 -- 150 pages, bring more competition for individuals, association health care plan to let small businesses pool together, expansion of health savings accounts, medical malpractice reform to reduce frivolous lawsuits. this is the republican alternative a
is it when a united states citizen is declared disabled they have to wait time before they can get medicaid or medicare? host: 8 collar like that, better worse off? -- a caller like that. . guest: there are obviously community health clinics and other medical facilities that provide medical care cheaply or, in the cases of need, for free. i'm not minimizing the collar's husband's typical. i am sure -- caller's husband's difficulty. but there is health care available in the country for people who cannot afford to pay. ad. caller: good morning, michigan. host: michigan. i'm sorry. caller: i just wanted to say the last time i checked, unemployment was 19.5%, and my husband, who just had his 29th anniversary at the company he worked at has been laid off and is losing his mind. i would be crying if i thought it would do any good, but it will not. he is doing everything he can to find a job. as soon as he sees something in the newspaper, he goes there. he is so talented, he can fix anything, but he is 65 years old, too, and that is a problem. a few weeks ago, senator lugar? he was on "newsmakers"
of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. . -- the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentlelady from arizona rise? >> i ask permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. kirkpatrick: mr. speaker, on november 5, a university held their symposium dedicated to issues on homeland security on its prescott, arizona, campus. unfortunately, the house held votes that day and i could not attend, but i heard it was a fantastic event. this year's theme was challenges for homeland security in the 21st century, and panelists from the f.b.i., the c.i.a. and t.s.a., the arizona department of public safety, and from the worlds of academia, among other places. topics covered a wide range of issues such as sipersecurity, public-private partnerships -- cybersecurity, public-private partnerships and coordination between local and federal law enforcement. i congratulate the faculty at the camp
, opening up new opportunities for u.s. workers here in the united states of america which is exactly what is being said to president obama as he meets in korea at this moment with their leadership. with president lee and others. so i think that we need to have our attention in this congress focused on the priorities -- the priorities the american people have. fire fighting is very, very important. but again this measure will pass if not unanimously narrowly unanimously and it will do so and i hope get the resources to ensure that we never have the loss of life like those of captain hall and others. but i know from having spoken to their families, mr. speaker, that they believe that the absolutely essential for us to encourage private sector job creation and economic growth and that's why i'm talking about this priority that needs to be addressed here. now, mr. speaker, i'm going to urge my colleagues to defeat the previous question as we move ahead. why? because the issue of reading legislation is another very, very important one that is before us. there is a bipartisan proposal launched
later, after the pentagon papers, erwin griswold, the solicitor general of the united states, who argued the pentagon papers case on behalf of the nixon administration, wrote a story for "the washington post" saying that in fact there was no national security issues whatsoever, and that he as a lawyer had to use every bit of ingenuity and creativity to even make an arguable case pits if anyone wants to read that, i am sure the attorneys in this room would. "the washington post, irwin griswald. you can check out on nexis lexus. no national security issues of all. >> pennsylvania is an elected state at the federal level, as far as appointments. but every once in awhile, it gets played out as to whether pennsylvania should go to some combination -- excuse me -- appointed intellect. i'm going to ask and academic, john, to talk first about that topic. where do you think it should wind up? should it stay the way it is? judges close to home like county judges, are they electable in the sense that people know that? where is it if you go statewide -- or is it if you go statewide? >> at the local
and civilians of the united states army at fort hood, texas, were attacked by the least likely of assailants. it was, in short, an act of treason. i want to first thank my colleague and good friend, representative john carter of texas, who represents fort hood in his district, for introducing this legislation to give all members of congress the opportunity to stand here today and support of the brave men and women at fort hood and their families in such a time of trial. fort hood lies just north of my district, north of austin. it's in central texas, many of us all across this nation have constituents who have gone through fort hood to train for the wars in iraq and afghanistan. . i have had many constituents who trained at fort hood. yesterday was a drark chapter. in the aftermath we learned that 13 of our finest americans were killed and several dozen more were wounded. this senseless act of horror betrayed our -- betrays our respect and deepest sempthi for life. our thoughts and prayers are with each of the families affected by this tragedy. during this tragedy, there were reports of many
, virtually every single member of this body in the united states senate is a member of the baby boom generation. as in my view a generation of americans, i was born in the last year of that generation, given more opportunity than any generation of people in the history of this planet because our grandparents and our parents were willing to make hard choices, understanding that part of our national creed, part of our legacy is assuring that we're expanding opportunity for those that come after us. we are having this health care debate at a moment in our country's history beset by incredible economic difficulties. this is the worst recession since the great depression. but we now know that even during the period of economic growth before our economy fell into this terrible recession, that powg families were struggling. during the last period of economic growth, median family income in the united states actually declined. as far as i know, it's the first period of recovery in the history of the united states when median family income actually went down, and that was at the same time tha
, and because the united states started the battle in muslim countries. has sn accused of shooting and killing 13 people at ft. hood. s he is still in the hospital. >>> and president obama is in china. china financed massive sums of u.s. debt. part of the president's talks may include assurances those investments are safe. the president held a town hall meeting with college students in shanghai where he push for greater freedoming in china. >> we do not seek to impose any system of government on any other nation, but we also don't believe that the principles that we stand for are unique to our nation. these freedoms are expression and worship, are access to information and political participation, we believe, are universal rights and should be available to all people, including ethnic and religious minorities, whether they are in the united states, china or any nation. >> president obama will also visit china's great wall today. >>> and the obama administration says people trying to politicize the president's vow to japan's emperor and every pris are way, way off base. president obama greeted
of the united states. do you know he is a chain smoker? the problem is, that are bankrupting this country and there is no money to fund it, and we cannot afford it. look at medicare and look at them cutting medicare to try and find this. this bill is bad. thank you for coming, and god bless you all. [applause] >> the gentle lady from oklahoma. >> i cannot tell you how good it is to see so many of you coming up and standing here today with us and fighting for our freedoms and our liberty. i want to tell you that i still believe in the constitution. how many believe the constitution says the federal government can take over or health care system? i do not believe it, either, so you are part of history today. how many think the federal government should bailout everybody who is in trouble? i do not believe in that either. when president obama said he was going to make change in our nation, we need to send a signal to congress and to president obama, no, you cannot take over our business, our health care, and he cannot steal our freedom and still our children's future. let's send a signal, no
and the democratic and republican party. we need to start operating like the united states instead of everybody trying to get what their states need. i am from oregon. we get a free ride on this. i do not want anything off of my countrymen's back. i do not need it. host: think you for your participation. up next, we will share from the agricultural secretary, tom vilsack about food security in the united states. we will be right back. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] >> this weekend the u.s. financial crisis. nomi prins will be on. sunday afternoon, three new books about sarah palin, including a book signing. scott conroy on sarah from alaska. >> american icon, three nights of c-span original documentaries on the iconic homes of the three branches of american government. beginning thursday night at 8:00 eastern, the supreme court, home to america's highest court, reveals the building in exquisite detail. saturday at 8:00 eastern, the capital. famerican icon, three memorable nights. this day, friday, and saturday at
to amend title 38, united states code and the service -- service members civil relief act to make certain improvements in the law regarding benefits administered by the secretary of veterans affairs and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the s hat foreigners see this a bit differently. they think we are -- so that foreigners see this a bit differently. they think we are not doing nearly enough. host: next call, joe, good morning. caller: thank you for c-span. i would like to hear more on the mountaintop removal situation in west virginia. our climate is definitely changing because of mountaintop removal. we have had 2 million acres in the appalachians destroyed, one of the most reverse ecosystems in the world: flattened. over 2,000 miles of streams have beenuried. 62% of our streams are in west virginia -- 62% of our streams in west virginia are known to be polluted with heavy metals. the fish are contaminated. you cannot eat fish out of the streams. if you live in the proximity, a report that was suppressed by the bush
in the united states efficiently, cost effectively and so forth. some manufacturing should be done in china. too much manufacturing is being done in china that could be done more effectively in the united states. >> jim agrees and hopes other manufacturers will follow his lead. >> i think people are afraid to make the commitment to lean, to automation, to reinvesting in the factories, because they have this stigma in their mind. they have this belief that you can't make it effectively and profitably in america. it is not true. i think people give up on manufacturing in america prematurely and it can be done. >> ali velshi, cnn, new york. >>> being confined to wheelchairs is not stopping some people who have found a way to get their competitive juices flowing. we are going to introduce you to a game that made it's mark overseas but it is now catching on in the u.s. >>> tiger woods is not talking about his one-car accident. hear what investigators heard when they went to his house to get answers. >> get out of my face. what are you doing? >> cindy sheehan had an explosive exchange with a man who s
assaulting a child. >>> somali pirates have hijacked a tanker on its way to the united states. a european union spokesperson says the ship was taken about 800 miles from somalia yesterday. it has 28 crew members, none of them from the united states. somali pirates have taken dozens of ships, but this may be only the second attack of an oil tanker. >>> tiger wood sincere talking about a car accident over the weekend, but he's not talking to police about it. rafer weigel has more about that. >> tiger and his wife erks elin, turned away from cops. under florida law, he technically does not have to talk to police. his attorney says, quote, it's a private matter. the accident happened early friday when woods ran his suv over a fire hydrant and crashed into a tree. he did release this statement on his website yesterday which reads, in part, although i understand there is curiosity, the many false, unfounded and malicious rumors that are currently circulating about my family and me are irresponsible. the only person responsible for the accident is me. that's a curious statement, robin. a tabloid
, including thousands from the united states. many have only their faith to protect them. as of this week, just 50 countries have the vaccine. the density of the pilgrims, the nature of the hajj rituals, the proximity in prayer, all provide what health officials say are the perfect conditions for spreading the h1n1 virus. what is the worst case scenario? >> our worst fear is that you will get a lot of cases, massive cases. >> reporter: for months, saudi officials have been working feverishly to contain the pandemic. each pilgrim is scanned. those who show flu-like symptoms are put in isolation for seven days. dozens of clinics are set up, stocked with the vaccine and tamiflu. motorcycle medical units reach severe cases quickly. the kingdom even brought in experts from the cdc in atlanta. >> there is no more stopping the spreading. what we do with a pandemic, whether it's the u.s., china or saudi arabia, hajj or olympics, is to reduce the burden. >> reporter: the pilgrims believe the only one who can control their fate is god. "it's all in the hands of allah," this woman tells us. "we're a
of the evidence is tossed out and if they moved to the united states, what is the overall impact for the country, really, in terms of overall security? not just in terms of housing them, but, their ability to recruit jihadists? >> jamie, all of these moves are a dramatic and tragic retreat in the war against terrorism. when you go back to a pre-9/11 mentality, where we are treating these as a criminal justice matter, rather than acts of war. and after 9/11 that is why we set up the tribunals and set up the whole idea of interrogations. for instance, if we captured khalid sheikh mohammed, in 2003, as we did, and read him his miranda rights, as we'd be required to do now, to have the trials go forward, thousands of innocent lives would have been lost because we obtained intelligence from him, we obtained information which saved so many lives and what we are doing is saying we are not out to get intelligence or information, we are out to have a criminal justice-type proceeding and reading people their rights and allow them -- various risks they can bring and legal protections an american citizen wo
from michigan points out, we do have another document here and that is the united states constitution and i think the most dramatic contrast is when you take speaker pelosi's approach to health care, 20 pounds by the way and i have carried this around to know it is about 20 pounds of paper and you take the u.s. constitution and contrast it to this massive document of 1,990 pages and this is the founding document of our country. we don't need a government takeover of health care, we need to fix the problems that are broke. we don't need to break the things that are great in this country. we need to continue this debate and encourage the american people to stay engaged because the american people want the problems fixed, but they don't want the government that couldn't even run a cash for clunkers program properly to be taking over their health care and interfere in their relationship with their doctor. . mr. broun: frankly if you look at that document, the small one you just dropped down, the constitution of the united states, you won't find any constitutional authority in that documen
're going to spew their hatred for the united states. they are going to mock the families. they're going to mock the victims. it is totally unnecessary. we do not need to see this. somebody needs to put on show here. i do not understand why we are doing this. juliet: you do have a website, an organization. why do you think the reason is? >> it is a campaign promise of obama. it is misguided. juliet: what do you think the motivation is for him? >> i will just say this. a video of support for this position showed up two days ago out of the aclu. apparently they knew this was coming. they put a couple of family members on to be on their side of it. we have over 5000 people who have signed up with us in just 36 hours. this is just beginning. we need people to sign up with us. we need people to go to the bravest.com, or keep america safe. sign up with us and help us fight the obama administration. juliet: bill has asked this question. is it possible that they could get a fair trial, a trial that is not unfair to the u.s. people, to the family members? >> even if they do, which i do not think
for the congress of the united states to take a look at your anti-trust exemption. i think you are an $8 billion organization who has not taken seriously your responsibility to the players. the fact of the matter is, yes, people want to play. the fact of the matter is they are going to be injured. and we know no matter what kind of helmet you build or what kind of equipment you have, it is a dangerous sport, and people are going to be injured. the only question is what are you going to do? are you going to pay for it? are you going to pay the injured players and their families for the injures that they have received in helping you to be a multi-billion-dollar operation? that is the only question. i know that you do everything that you possibly can to hold on to those profits, but i think the responsibility of this congress is to take a look at that anti--trust exemption that you have. in my estimation, take it away. i yield back the balance of my time. >> i thank the gentlewoman for her modest suggestions. [laughter] the chair recognizes howard from north carolina. >> thank you, mr. chairman. wh
that creates more jobs in the united states and in europe, and that we continue to shy away from any protectionist measures that might actually reverse some what these positive trends. so once again, welcome. thank you for your outstanding work, both as prime minister and president, and please communicate -- shepard: do we want to get out? there you go, the president and the swedish president speaking on afghanistan and other matters. let's get to dana lewis. there were a lot of questions about this. we mentioned that the challenger was to have been in a runoff with president karzai, but it was found that there were hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of allegations of fraud by the united nations, and it was fraud that would have helped president karzai. there were also questions about whether there would have been able to handle security for a runoff election. is there a sense that they may have just dobbs able? >> you know, it is a really important question you are asking, and you are coming right to the point. people would put their lives on the line to vote in that election in aug
be a way to pressure karzai to clean up his act. >> the united states or nato forces will tank power away from him and put it in the hand of other folks in afghanistan such as the provincial governors is certainly something that has to affect him. >> president obama says he is not blindly accepting karzai's prom mises. he says the proof will be in deeds. aides say he is not setting up benchmarks for his troop decision and also say that no one in the administration believes any military raid will work in afghanistan without successful governance. bret. bret: wendell, thank you. in other world headlines, it was a deadly day in pakistan where a suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and a second attack hours later and a suicide bomber blew up a car at a police roadblock injuring at least 7 police officers there. the united nations is pressing iran for a swift final answer to its proposal concerning nuclear fuel. officials offered mixed signals today to the idea of sending uranium abroad for enrichment. the foreign minister said the options still exist, while a senior diplomat suggested the
of the in britain, canada, and the united states in the past. greta: i know you are just reporting the facts. i'm not going to put you on the spot. all these things are soin credibly -- i mine, when you see these things and look at them. they are startling that no one seems to have done anything. no one seems to have -- is there anywhere in your reporting that anyone in the military thought, wait, let's take a look at this guy or evaluate more before we promote him to major? >> that is under review. greta: so far no one, as far as you know, or at least in your investigation, your reporting has stepped forward and thought this is one strange situation and maybe we better take a look at it? >> well, we have had people tell us this is one strange situation but it never rose to the level of the highest authorities in the military. and hasan himself never sought conscientiously objector status. something he raised as a possibility with his family. he never went that far with the army brass. greta: what do you know about his family is he a single man. >> single man 39 years old. imams at local mosque
in the united states. there is the platform the presidential seal will be placed their shortly. the fbi and army and texas rangers continue to gather information on the attack. nidal malik hasan allegedly opened fire with two handgunsri deployment overseas. how will victims are honored today? >> reporter: we'll hear a roll call for victims and president barack obama in his remarks today will honor each victim individually and other speakers today include lieutenant general cone and also general george casey. they'll be speaking. part of this memorial service today if we look inside you can see where the stage is set up. there's a large american flag draped in front of the building. people had been coming in. security is very tight, chuck. they have erected these storage containers around the perimeter of the field so that they can check every person coming in and they describe the security as like when you go through an airport screener. that certainly is at a premium right now even though this is a military installation because the president is here and other top officials are here. they want t
in this committee that to me brings out the best of the united states senate. i'm proud to be a part of it. >> thank you senator very much. let me just -- before i turn to senator bahy who is next in our agenda here. that has been my intention. my colleagues know and those who have been in the majority and so forth, you have to begin a process. with e can have a hundred hearings and countless informal gatherings as we've had over the next year, there's always going to be subject matters that don't get as much attention as others. with other responsibilities we all share as members of the united states senate, and so my intention, having this opening statements today and trying to seat a framework is because it's voces us to be here and begin that process. other items take on our agenda. we don't end up with empty space. it gets filled. i have to drive this in a way to allow us to get the work done. that's my experience the only way it happens. strike together balance between having an agenda and also being flexible enough so that you're not trying to get something done for the sake of a schedule. bu
in on the united states. you're going to hear what kind of trouble hurricane ida could be bringing. >>> is there a connection between the fort hood shooting suspect and 9/11 hijackers? no evidence yet but the fbi think there's reason enough to look into that. >>> plus a big question today for the supreme court. what punishment is too harsh for kids who commit crimes? >>> first, though, the u.s. gulf coast is about to get hit by the season's first atlantic hurricane, ida. a category one storm with 90-mile-an-hour winds. it made a mess in nicaragua and is due to make landfall near the alabama-mississippi state line tomorrow. louisiana already declared a state of emergency. >>> is it just me or does it seem like it's a surprise that it's november and we're just now getting our first storm from the atlantic? >> it is kind of odd. less than 5% of all tropical storms or hurricanes happen in the month of november during a season so it's odd but we're breaking the odds. this is updated within the last minute. winds are down to 80 miles per hour. still a hurricane, category 1, but continues
that we funded in over $120 affiliates in the united states alone. people who would never had have the opportunity to have care. or screening. you know, we spent over 2.2 trillion every year on health care in the united states. surely we can cover 23 million women. it's a tiny fraction of $2.2 trillion. i'd also like to say that any insurance company that is thinking right now that this report should be used as a way to reduce coverage will be watching very carefully. we'll be watching. so access, clarity, and public trust are critical. but so to is perhaps the center piece of what it is we are having the most trouble with. that's technology. in a strange way, all of the dust up from the past week actually may do some good. maybe it's a call. finally. we know mammography works. but we also know it's imperfect. we do need better screening technology. this technology that we're using today, though it's been improved and regenerated is still almost 50 years ago. what other business or field that we know in the united states around the world would use 50-year-old technology. this is a
powers and developing nations of the asia pacific. to meet these common challenges, the united states looks to strengthen old alliances and build new partnerships with the nations of this region. >> also while he's in singapore, he'll talk with russia's president about the nuclear agreement which expires next month. >>> increased fighting in afghanistan is hurting morale with u.s. soldiers. in contrast, two battlefield surveys found morale is up among soldiers in iraq because combat there is decreasing. the survey is indicating suicide have jumped across the board. the army is working to get more mental health workers to help soldiers cope with depression. this comes as president obama considers sending more troops to afghanistan. >>> police have arrested a sixth member of a missouri family accused of sexually abusing kids for years. 3 % them wthe en % >>> some strong reactions out there about the decision to bring the 9/11-related trial to new york. attorney general eric holder said yesterday, five suspects with alleged ties to the attacks will be try in a civilian court in manhatta
one colombian field general from this group. this is good for the united states. two signed an agreement just recently. anything that can bring the two cultures together will be a good move. one woman told me pushups were the hardest. corey pavin scored, the men have to do 68 pushups. the women have to do 48. that is tough for anyone in two minutes' time. juliet: why the change? >> i think part of the reason is they feel they are behind the times here in columbia. other nations already have women. just a few years ago, there were fewer than 25 women in the entire colombian military. they feel it is time to move into the 21st century and bring women into the military forces alongside men. juliet: how are their fellow soldiers feeling? >> i think that would be the toughest part. one woman said it was bliley. she said it was not the pushups. she said it was the men. juliet: they can take a look at believed strongly in casting a vote. abdallah i'm tellin decided he did not want to put his people through that again. by the way, this also serves as interest because parliamentary e
on the job there he wrote this resignation letter in protest of the united states' policy. today, he told fox news that he stepped down because he believes u.s. government is going about things in the wrong way in afghanistan. >> i came to realize lifning to a lot of people that we are immeasured in a civil war and we are only taking one side in the civil war. additionally the casualties we are taking, the people we are fighting are fighting us primarily because we are occupying them. they see us as encroaching into their valleys and villages and fighting us because of that. shepard: u.s. diplomat richard holbrook has told the "the washington post" that the administration took his resignation very seriously but did not agree with all of his views. this is america's election headquarters on election eve for many of you. president obama obviously not on the ballot this year but some experts say his presidency may be, many some ways. the president himself has been campaigning in a couple of key states. so, tell us what you think. are this year's contests a referendum on president obama? you can
. >> some of the basketball players said it was a lot of pressure that the president of the united states is watching them play. >> for gw fans -- >> we wre sitting in the section right next to them, a real treat. >> the president eating popcorn and enjoying the action. >> sasha obama appeared to enjoy it, too. the president paused motorcade left to cheers. it -- the president's motorcade left to cheers. >> i think he suld be a fan of a local team. at the president was not the most animated fan, but he and the first family had a good time. sadly, this was a loss for gw. much more in sports. richard reeve, abc 7 news. >>> alexandria wants more minority students to be involved in elementary school gifted programs. records obtained by the washington post show one-quarter of alexandria's 11,000 students are white, but they make up 50% of gifted students. 65% of students are black and hispanic, but less than a third take part in gifted programs. officials are considering several options including an aptitude test for send graders. >>> a driver will be ok after her car was struck by a train in
the story. >> reporter: it's a picture worth 1,000 words and then some. the president of the united states face-to-face with a pair of uninvited party guests who turned out to be reality tv stars. washington is indignant. the secret service embarrassed. it's still not clear how they waltzed to the white house dinner. they managed to kozy up to vice president biden and a list of other party goers. they were being taped for an upcoming season of the real housewives. they are ready to tell their side of the story monday. on her facebook page, she says she was honored to be invite d. their lawyer insists they were cleared by the white house. the secret service claims their names re not on the guest list. they should have been prohibited from entering. >> this time, it was a nice looking blond. next time, it could be a terrorist. >> these people could have had anthrax, they could have taken a knife off the table and stabbed the president. >> reporter: the secret service questioned them. they could be facing criminal chges. a steep price to pay for 15 minutes of fame. they were said to be a one-
to those gathered in the tent having thanksgiving dinner. suddenly, the president of the united states appeared. >> i bring a message on behalf of america. we thank you for your service. we're proud of you. >> reporter: a stealth mission. a mix of daring and caring. a leader, sacrificing his holiday to be with his troops. >> it was also very much in the mold of his dad. it was all about showing support for the troops. >> reporter: george h.w. bush spent thanksgiving 1990 in saudi arabia, during the first gulf but despite the enduring images of recent thanksgivings, historian richard norton smith would argue, it's just fine when the president stays home. >> by and large the message that most presidents send on thanksgiving day is, we're like you. some time after thanksgiving day at the white house, camp david, they'll sit down for a traditional meal. with the family. and close friends. probably watching football afterwards. probably eat too much. it's one of those rituals that brings us together as a country. >> reporter: a ritual that i very much linked to the presidency. the first pre
of the house we are just two steps away from achieving health insurance reform in the america. now the united states senate must follow suit and pass its version of the legislation. i am absolutely confident it will and i look forward to signing comprehensive health insurance reform into law by the end of the year." now, a senior aide says that the president did watch the vote as it happened in the house there from camp david. president obama set to return to the white house from camp david for the afternoon. >> the bill now moves on to the senate where it must also pass if it is to become law. as in the house, senate democrats are having a hard time winning over republican support for the bill. if the senate passes a bill, the senate version must be reconciled with the house bill that passed last night before it can be signed into law. >>> it's going to be a tough day tomorrow for commuters in philadelphia. talks aimed at ending a transit strike broke done last night. bus drivers and subway and trolley operators just walked off the job last tuesday p. the union is demanding an audit to make
of country that has invested a lot of cash in the united states with the president now to try to accomplish at his trip's mid point. >>> plus, you might cry foul over drug companies raising prices by almost some 9% or 10%, besides the company being in a recession. is it profit or to cover research cost? all of that this morning or "morning express." i'm richard lui. >>> and gm is now saying it will start paying back more than $6 billion in loans by the end of this year. surprising some. much earlier than expected. gm said it lost more than $1 billion in the most recent quarter but that was far better than previous quarters. >> we feel confident we can begin the repayments as long as we can show the fact that we can pay back this investment. >>> and now we just learned searchers looking for a missing 5-year-old north carolina girl are now looking for her body. police say they have information that shania davis' remains may have been dumped near fayetteville. over the weekend they charged her mother with human trafficking and child abuse involving prostitution. the man whom police say was see
of the bill. the clerk: senate 1599, an act to amend title 36 united states code to include in the federal charter of the reserve officers association leadership positions newly added in the constitution and bylaws. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 423, the nays vote the yeas are 423, the nays are -- the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 425, the nays are zero. 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the house will be in order. members, please take their conversati
in particular to countries outside of the united states and if you think that's a way to play either the pickup in china or more importantly, the economic recovery that may or may not be happening in the united states. >> listen and listen good, the only autdo company i am recommending is ford. why? because alan mahaly is a hero of mine. "fortunate" magazine called steve jobs the best ceo, the xrae ceo of 2009 is alan mahaly. eric in new jersey, eric? >> caller: boo-yah from your neighbor in jersey. in middlesex county. >> ever heard of the great white that was on shark week recently? never mind, go ahead. >> caller: i bought a bunch of oshkosh shares for $9. >> you got horse sense. i didn't recommend it. what are we going to do now, it's at $37. >> caller: i know. they got a big contract for $5.7 million, what should i do? >> you, my friend are being a pig and i know that bulls make money, bears make money, but pigs get slaughtered. here's what you're going to do. monday morning, take your cost out. you're not going to give me a contract. come on. you're from jersey. i thought you knew somethi
in prison. just yesterday the united states supreme court rejected a final appeal by mument's attorneys to commute the sentence -- muhammad's attorneys to commute the sentence and today his execution was inevitable when his request for clem ensy was denied. we're live inside the greenville correctional center in virginia. we just learned more about muhammad's demeanor in these final hours. what you can tell us? >> that's right. we just spoke with jay wednesdayle gordon would who says he's muhammad's lawyer in maryland. he said he spent some time with muhammad today. he said muhammad is unafraid to die, has no regrelts, maintains his innocence and will die with definals. but virginia democratic governor tim kane said he saw no compelling reason to set aside the jury's sentence so the convicted d.c. sniper, john allen muhammad, his execution will go forward today at 9:00 eastern time. muhammad had his last meal. his lawyer said it was chicken with red sauce and some kind of strawberry cake, that he met with his son today at the prison, said he has not requested any kind of spiritual couns
carver can testify to that. after 34 meetings with other members of the united states senate, 14 meetings with officials from the it obama a magician, 42 meetings with interested parties, and four trips overseas, i have found that a draft a bill that reduces emissions without harming the economy will require more than political will. it will require detailed review and analysis of the various international, which will have a striking effect on what we do, the technological, regional, and practical challenges as we tried to solve this global international issue. the customary international partners cannot understand the stark difference in the united states and what generates our electricity. they do not understand where our regions get our energy. we can all agree that pressing ahead in a bipartisan fashion is the most productive course that we can take. after conferring with my colleagues, the minority wants to work on this legislation and move forward to market this bill. sincerely, we want to do that. [unintelligible] i appreciate you inviting epa to explain his work to the committee t
challenge and developing nations of the asian pacific. to meet these common challenges, the united states looks to strengthen old alliances and build new partnerships with the nations of this region. >> president obama met with the japanese emperor. in singapore, he's expected to talk to russia's president about replacing the nuclear agreement which is expiring next month. >>> increased fighting in afghanistan is hurting morale among u.s. soldiers there. in contrast, two battlefield surveys found morale is up among soldiers in iraq because combat there is decreasing. the surveys indicate suicide have jumped across the board. the army says it is working to get more mental health workers to help soldiers cope with the depression. president obama plans to send more troops to afghanistan. >>> police arrested a sixth member of a missouri family accused of sexually abusing kids for years. derek mohler was found in florida where he lives. his brother and and others were arrested tuesday. six alleged victims who are now adults told investigators the suspects sexually abused them when they were ch
the united states currency because we are flooding the world with dollars and there's a decreasing willingness on the part of the world to own our debt. the fact is the government acquires money in three ways. they tax it directly or they borrow it with a decline in world willingness to do so, they end up printing it. if they printed up they tax indirectly by deflating or inflating the currency, deflating the purchasing power and it comes back. now most every case, the cost of current mismanaged fiscal policy falls on the future generation. >> thank you for your testimony. i yield back my time. >> i yield to the gentleman who at one point share this committee for six years. >> you know, the president has said and his administration has said they created 640,329 jobs. that's pretty specific. you'd think they'd be able to account for those jobs since they are so specific down to the actual job. 329? how do you account for that? >> well, i think the number that's presented -- the >> do you think they can really be that accurate? >> is the number actually 640,329? no. absolutely not. t
people across the united states will see their benefits expire in january. unless congress moves quickly on this. jennifer westhoven is here to talk about it. >> it was supposed to mean 20 more weeks of benefits, but it's all part of a bigger law that expires on december 31st. it looks like lawmakers missed that, so unless congress moves fast, technically everything runs out on january 1st, and of course, we know the timing would be awful. a non-profit group says that is about a million people who would be without a job, without any assistance, basically left in the worst job market in about 25 years. 10% unemployment. one expert told cnn recently, you've got about as much chance of landing a job right now as a kid does getting into harvard. that's depressing. lawmakers are working on it. >> thanks a lot. >>> stay with us this morning. we'll bring you live coverage of a space walk at the international space station. nasa says astronauts are going to install a spare antenna and new cables. it would be the first of three space walks we'll be watching for you, and the first one for dr. nass
. north korea's nuclear program a big concern for the united states and other allied asian powers. a big priority is getting north korea back to the negotiating table in those six-way talks before leaving china. the president took a little stroll. not an easy stroll, on the great wall. climbed part of it and called the wall absolutely spectacular. >>> right now live, attorney general eric holder testifying before the senate judiciary committee. he's going to be asked tough questions. he's going to be talking about his decision to put the professed september 11th mastermind and four our suspects on trial in new york city. critics have said the move will give khaled sheikh mohammed a stake and saying they can control unruly defendants. were we'll listen to that and get you highlights. stay with us in the next hour. holiday travel already more expensive, if you've been watching because the surcharges. the airline have added those on during the busiest days. the surcharges aren't going anywhere, even after the holidays end. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you and i know is a little fru
't write the health care. it's important for the president of the united states to have a team that understands the economy and can get stuff gone. summers is a mathematical genius. theoretical -- during his brief stay as treasury secretary he made a mefs the asian crisis. geithner we seen what he did in new york past two years head of the fed a.i.g. and citigroup. the fellow over at the vice president's office come from liberal think tanks and cook up numbers to suit the president's rhetoric. brian: peter, you want people to be creative. don't. >> correct. brian: don't do the easy. bring us something we don't know. tell us how we could get there the word creative, does that exist in the numbers world? >> absolutely it does. there are lots of policy economists around who can come up with creative solutions to dealing with the health care problem. but it takes political courage and leadership to say, look, we have to do something about tort lawyers, drug prices, administrative costs. it's going to make a lot of people unhappy. it's also going to rearrange the way you get health
that the united states army would be concerned about the sensitivity of one major at the peril of the 13 who have lost their lives. i think what we're going to find out and we really do have to wait until this investigation is done that we probably had a serious failure here of intelligence communities communicating with the united states army in the way that they should. now, i'm not suggesting that this individual didn't harbor some very serious problems mentally. i'm not suggesting even that the people who are in that room that, you know, you just spoke of. remember, they did report this. these weren't people who sat passively by. they did report it, but we do have a constitution and keep in mind this is an american-born citizen and you heard the f.b.i. report before we came on. our concern was not to violate his constitutional rights. bill: catherine herridge reported, "we would have been crucified because the male suggested he was looking for spiritual, religious guidance." >> and the constitutional right. remember, that's a key part of what was -- that was a key part of that report. bill: t
in eight years. the question will be how will the president of the united states respond to it. >> it seems to continue escalating today. great perspective. thank you very much. >> thanks. >>> people across the country heading home today after spending the thanksgiving holiday away. rick reichmuth is at the fox weather center to tell us if that is going to throw any kinks in their plans. hi, rick. >>> a lucky weekend. a lot to be thankful for. the east coast looking good. the line of storms cutting through the michigan area down throughout the center part of the country. no major rain from this. a light storm. it will be a bigger system at least a little more rain tomorrow as it moves in across the eastern seaboard. if tomorrow is your travel back time you will see some delays probably from boston through the mid atlantic. the bigger story is across parts of the southwest. upper level disturbance around arizona and california bringing cooler weather, some rain and some mountain snow. some of this is going to be significant, especially in towards new mexico, both today and tomorrow the snow
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